Another week, more examples of lawyers engaging in proactive wellness!
But, first, happy birthday Jennifer Emens-Butler! Jennifer is the VBA’s Director of Communication and Education and has done a fantastic job communicating to and educating the bar on many topics, including lawyer wellness.
Jennifer – may your birthday and the next year include the pursuit and realization of happiness!
Sunday marked the 1st Annual Heady Trotter 4-Miler. I’ll get this out of the way right now: yes, the race was at a brewery. For any of you who think that running a race that’s sponsored by a brewery is the antithesis of attorney wellness, I submit that you have no idea what we’re talking about when we talk about wellness.
Anyhow, Sunday dawned grey & chilly in Stowe, but that didn’t deter lawyers from getting their wellness on. Not only did I spot a few on the course, I tracked them down and forced them to pose for pictures in the fantastic hats that runners received as swag.
Samantha Henchen let me barge into her office for a picture with our plaques recognizing us as “founding runners.” Next: I’ll get her law partner, and my former foe on the basketball courts, out there for a race with us.
Kevin Lumpkin is a fellow member of the VBA’s Pro Bono Committee. We loved our hats so much that we wore them to Judge Toor’s bench/bar meeting:
Finally, at least Sunday’s race was flat. The first time I ran 4 miles with Jordana Levine, it was straight up the Killington access road!
Why she didn’t get a hat for Igor is beyond me and likely a violation of some sort of rule!
If you ran and I missed you and your hat, send me a pic!
Want me to get a picture of you doing something active, relaxing, non-lawyerly or, preferably, all 3? Let me know and I’ll show up to document it for a future edition of Wellness Wednesday.